Daoism in the Twentieth Century

Daoism in the Twentieth Century

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An interdisciplinary group of scholars explores the social history and anthropology of Daoism from the late nineteenth century to the present, focusing on the evolution of traditional forms of practice and community, as well as modern reforms and reinventions. Essays investigate ritual specialists, body cultivation and meditation traditions, monasticism, new religious movements, state-sponsored institutionalization, and transnational networksq--Publisher's Web site.aquot;This pioneering work not only explores the ways in which Daoism was able to adapt and reinvent itself during Chinaa#39;s modern era, but sheds new light on how Daoism helped structure the development of Chinese religious culture.

Title:Daoism in the Twentieth Century
Author:David A. Palmer, Xun Liu
Publisher:University of California Press - 2012


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